Highway Patrol seizes 2 pounds of meth after traffic stop near Gillette

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyoming Highway Patrol made a sizable drug bust Tuesday after making a traffic stop south of Gillette.

On October 13, 2020, a traffic stop on Highway 50, about 23 miles south of Gillette, Wyoming, resulted in close to 2 pounds of methamphetamine being seized by Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers.

While the trooper was speaking with the passenger, Bobby Dickerson, 34, of Bakersfield, California, he could smell the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle and noticed a marijuana bud on the passenger seat.

A subsequent search of the car revealed approximately two pounds of methamphetamine in the vehicle’s trunk.

During the search, Dickerson made a run for it. He was quickly apprehended by another WHP trooper in a field just north of the original stop.

Dawson and Dickerson were arrested and taken to the Campbell County Detention Center. They have been charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony possession with intent to deliver.

The methamphetamine is believed to have originated from Las Vegas, Nevada, with a final destination of North Dakota.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is assisting with the investigation.

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